Kad Smith, Climate Rider on Our Power

Kad Smith, Climate Rider on Our Power
“Our Power” was the cornerstone of my cross country voyage on the People’s Climate Train and march in New York City. “Our Power” is coined by the Climate Justice Alliance and focuses on empowering local living communities in just transitions and a radical shift from extreme energy use and dependence. More philosophically, Our Power represents… Read more »

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California’s Bag Ban!

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California's Bag Ban!
Two state bills that we’ve been tracking had great victories last week! AB 2145, a bill that would have destroyed Community Choice Energy programs, died without a vote at the close of the legislative session. California also will be the first state in the country to have a statewide plastic bag ban thanks to SB… Read more »

People’s Climate March on 9/21/14 Will Be Largest in US History

People's Climate March on 9/21/14 Will Be Largest in US History
As heads of state from around the world gather in New York City for a landmark UN Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of people will mobilize for the People’s Climate March. They plan to peacefully flood the streets as a “movement of movements,” uniting community based organizations, international NGOs, grassroots networks, faith groups, and others,… Read more »

Healthy Food Access at Farmers’ Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide

Healthy Food Access at Farmers' Markets Is Making Huge Strides Nationwide
According to the national Farmers’ Market Coalition, $16.6 million in SNAP benefits were redeemed at farmers’ markets nationally in 2013. That’s a sharp increase from $4.2 million just five years ago. The number of farmers’ markets is also on the rise. If these trends continue, it could mean good changes for what’s on the plates… Read more »

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July

We Joined 14,000 People from 68 Countries for Plastic-Free July
The Ecology Center recently ran an event series for Plastic-Free July, a global effort to reduce single-use, disposable plastics. We got 75 local participants involved, joining 14,000 people from 68 countries. We learned a lot and can’t wait to do it again next year. You can help us get there, and build on this year’s… Read more »